Re: "multiple target patterns. Stop"

From: Laurent Bercot <>
Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2015 16:07:15 +0100

On 15/01/2015 14:14, Ben Hyde wrote:
> ./configure --prefix=$HOME/usr --with-include=$HOME/usr/include --with-lib=$HOME/usr/lib --with-dynlib=$HOME/usr/lib
> and when I go to make execline I get
> make: *** No rule to make target '-lskarnet', needed by 'background'. Stop.

  Are you sure the libskarnet.a is in $HOME/usr/lib, not for instance in
$HOME/usr/lib/skalibs ?

  If you only specified --prefix=$HOME in the skalibs' configure options,
by default will be installed in $HOME/lib and libskarnet.a
will be installed in $HOME/usr/lib/skalibs, so neither will be found in

-l' p*/deps.mak | head -3
> background: src/execline/background.o ${LIBEXECLINE} -lskarnet
> backtick: src/execline/backtick.o ${LIBEXECLINE} -lskarnet
> cd: src/execline/cd.o -lskarnet
> Which, while I don’t do much work at level of makefiles these days, strikes me as odd.

  No, that's okay. It's a mutant, but useful, feature of GNU make.

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